Dublin-based Kodaline have announced their first ever concert in the O2 Arena next year.

The band, who shot to fame over the last year, sold out their three gigs in The Olympia Theatre in November, will play the O2 on March 16.

Kodaline originated in 2005 as 21 Demands and consists of four members from North Dublin, namely Steve Garrigan, Vinny May, Jason Boland and Mark Prendergast.

Written by the band's Garrigan, their debut track, All I Want sold over 100,000 copies in the UK (plus four million youtube hits) and is about an ex girlfriend who broke his heart, as he explained: "I was with this girl for about two and a half years, who went away on holiday and said 'we'll talk about it when we get back' and she came back with a boyfriend, so it was like 'oh s***', so I wrote about it."

Inspired by Radiohead, The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen, the band are often referred to as the romantic rockers however Garrigan said: "We don’t mind being known as a romantic rock band, it’s not something to be ashamed of."

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am.

Watch the video for All I Want here:

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